Get Help Paying Your Energy Bill
Behind on paying your heating bill? Worried about having your home energy shut off? Apply today for heating bill assistance.
- If it is between November 1 and April 30, apply for heating assistance through Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Click here or call toll-free 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for an application. LEAP is federally funded and managed through the county offices of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
- If it is between November 1 and April 30, and you have a letter from LEAP saying you do not qualify for LEAP assistance, you may still apply for heating assistance through Energy Outreach Colorado’s partner agencies. Click here or call 1-866-HEAT-HELP to find an agency near you. Energy Outreach does not provide direct help to individuals.
- If it is between May 1 and October 31, LEAP is not accepting applications, but you can apply for heating assistance through Energy Outreach’s partner agencies. Click here or call 1-866-HEAT-HELP to find an agency near you. Energy Outreach’s statewide network of assistance organizations is funded all year.
Heating Bill Assistance Information
- To qualify for heating assistance through LEAP, you must meet income eligibility, pay heating costs to an energy company, and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
- If you do not qualify for LEAP, you may still qualify for heating assistance through Energy Outreach; however, please apply through LEAP first.
- If you qualify for heating assistance, your payment will be applied directly to your utility company account.
- Heating assistance will cover a portion of your utility bill, not the entire amount, so continue to make monthly payments, and consider making payment arrangements with your energy utility.
- You may only apply for heating assistance from LEAP and Energy Outreach Colorado once a year.
- Energy Outreach is a private non-profit agency that raises heating assistance funds from individuals and organizations; these funds are distributed through our partner agencies.
- Energy Outreach does not provide direct help to individuals. Energy Outreach typically contributes additional funding to LEAP to increase the average benefit per Colorado household.